1979 Ford Falcon Reviews

1979 Ford Falcon Ute 250 cu/in Iron head 6 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 250 cu/in Iron head 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired280000 kilometres
Most recent distance310000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

A cheap reliable work horse

Faults:

Gearbox was slipping in second within a couple of months of buying it, had a reconditioned unit fitted, no trouble since.

The previous owner had lowered the suspension way to low, I've since had the whole suspension refurbished at Pedders and it rides beautiful.

Stereo was faulty, replaced and upgraded it.

Replaced all brakes since I bought it.

General Comments:

A good solid Ute.

250 cu/in motor is more than enough.

Suspension work is worth doing.

A great ute and i'll be keeping it for life.

Very easy to work on with easy and cheap parts available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2003

1979 Ford Falcon XD Ute 3.0 liter from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 liter Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired142000 kilometres
Most recent distance564000 kilometres

Summary:

Absolute goer of a ute

Faults:

Replaced spark plugs.

Seats are wearing and pretty much buggered.

General Comments:

Ford XD Ute.

A beast at donuts, and broadsides.

I'm 17 and have had it since I was 7 or 8.

It's a great ute to learn in.

Never broken down, all original parts still in it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2003

5th Apr 2006, 02:20

The XD ute never came out as a 3.0 it was a 3.3L and a 4.1L.

31st Jan 2011, 19:47

Just bought a Falcon XD ute 1979... it's the best drive I've ever had... it only cost me $500... Nice.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews